Mitt Romney Salt Lake Winter Olympics Archival Records Still Off-Limits, Why the Secrecy?

Surprise, surprise, Mitt Romney Salt Lake Winter Olympic archival records are still off-limits. The archival records were donated to the University of Utah to provide  an unprecedented level of transparency about the historic event, remain off limits to the public, ABC News reports. So, how can we really vouch for Mitt Romney’s ability to run this country if we have hit another brick wall in learning about his work?

ABC News:  The archivists involved in preparing the documents for public review told ABC News that financial documents, contracts, appointment calendars, emails and correspondence are likely not included in the 1,100 boxes of Olympic records, and will not be part of the collection that will ultimately be made public.

“We don’t have that stuff,” said Elizabeth Rogers, the manuscript curator at the University’s Marriott Library. The decisions about what records to donate to the library were made by Olympics officials before they were shipped in 1,100 boxes to the university, she said. “That was done before we got it. I just know it wasn’t a decision we made. Everything we have will be available.”

The Romney campaign said it has made no effort to prevent the archive from being made public. “Mitt Romney resigned from SLOC [the Salt Lake Organizing Committee] in early 2002 to run for governor of Massachusetts and was not involved in the decision-making regarding the final disposition of records,” said Andrea Saul, a Romney spokesperson, in response to questions.

Sounds really strange, but you be the judge…..

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.
  • http://functionalculture.blogspot.com Constructive_Feedback

    Wow Janet – just imagine if you were so dogged in 2008 about opening all of the files on Obama. Tony Resco had far less transparency than did the Olympics in Salt Lake.

    • http://blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com HinterlandG

      Constructive Feedback — I don’t believe Tony Rezko spilled any beans about Obama and he’s behind bars, not running for the presidency. I guess you must be a Romney supporter, right? Check some of my earlier stuff, I wasn’t a fan of Barack Obama back in the 2008 election campaign. I backed him late in the process.